Biphenyl synthase from yeast-extract-treated cell cultures of Sorbus aucuparia

@article{Liu2004BiphenylSF,
  title={Biphenyl synthase from yeast-extract-treated cell cultures of Sorbus aucuparia},
  author={Benye Liu and Till Beuerle and Tim Klundt and Ludger Beerhues},
  journal={Planta},
  year={2004},
  volume={218},
  pages={492-496}
}
Biphenyls and dibenzofurans are the phytoalexins of the Maloideae, a subfamily of the economically important Rosaceae. The biphenyl aucuparin accumulated in Sorbus aucuparia L. cell cultures in response to yeast extract treatment. Incubation of cell-free extracts from challenged cell cultures with benzoyl-CoA and malonyl-CoA led to the formation of 3,5-dihydroxybiphenyl. This reaction was catalysed by a novel polyketide synthase, which will be named biphenyl synthase. The most efficient starter… CONTINUE READING

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